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Mark's Weekly Message: Disability Equality Index

By Power Grid Blog Team  |  June 6, 2014

On June 26th, AAPD and USBLN will launch the Disability Equality Index (DEI). The DEISM is an annual benchmarking tool that will offer major businesses the opportunity to receive an objective score on their disability inclusion policies and practices, and identify avenues for continued improvement. Learn More »

That All May Worship: An Interfaith Welcome to People with Disabilities

By Ginny Thornburgh  |  June 5, 2014

It is with joy that I announce the online version of That All May Worship, an interfaith guide to transforming any congregation into a place that values, includes, and enjoys children and adults with all types of disabilities. Learn More »

Mark's Weekly Message: The Presumption of Innocence

By Power Grid Blog Team  |  May 30, 2014

One of our most basic beliefs as Americans is that people are innocent until proven guilty. The presumption of innocence means that the burden of proof falls to those accusing someone of a crime and not to the accused. This belief system aligns closely with our constitutionally guaranteed right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Learn More »

Mark's Weekly Message: "End the Awkward" Campaign

By Power Grid Blog Team  |  May 9, 2014

Let’s face it, sometimes people are just plain uncomfortable around people with disabilities. This discomfort impacts everything in our lives from our ability to secure gainful employment to our everyday interactions with friends and strangers alike. Learn More »

Mark's Weekly Message: Young people with disabilities murdered by those they trust most

By Power Grid Blog Team  |  May 1, 2014

Young people with disabilities lose their lives to the people they should trust most. Learn More »

Mark's Weekly Message: Career Advice

By AAPD Power Grid Blog Team  |  April 18, 2014

Contrary to prevailing opinion, many people with disabilities want to work if given the opportunity. With recent changes in the enforcement guidelines to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal contractors will now set a 7 percent aspirational hiring goal for people with disabilities, and more and more of us will have a chance at the American Dream. Learn More »

Mark's Weekly Message: Victory at the Civil Rights Summit

By AAPD Power Grid Blog Team  |  April 11, 2014

This week, I am proud to share that our hard work paid off. The Library invited longtime disability leader Lex Frieden to speak on one of the panels. Learn More »

Mark's Weekly Message: Making Our Voices Heard

By AAPD Power Grid Blog Team  |  April 4, 2014

This upcoming week, leaders from the civil rights coalition will gather in Austin, TX for an important summit commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Leaders from various communities will share their perspectives on the past, present, and future of the American civil rights movement. Everyone will be there, except the disability community. Learn More »

Mark's Weekly Message: The Disability Daily

By AAPD Power Grid Blog Team  |  March 28, 2014

The Disability Daily is one of the most useful and powerful tools you have to stay informed on what is happening in disability politics, policy, culture, and sports. Learn More »

Mark's Weekly Message: AAPD Image Award to CinemAbility

By AAPD Power Grid Blog Team  |  March 21, 2014

At Tuesday night’s AAPD Annual Leadership Awards Gala, we bestowed the AAPD Image Award to the Producer and Director of the documentary film CinemAbility, Jenni Gold. Learn More »

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